Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles, player-by-player, in their 1-0 win against the Squirrels of Benin – a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo on Sunday…
The Sparta Rotterdam goalie didn’t have much to do in the game, but saved well from Steve Mounie’s effort
in the first half.
OLA AINA 7/10
He was replaced by Chidozie Awaziem in the second half. Performed well in the game especially in the first half.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 7/10
The centre-back celebrated his 40th cap with a win. Coped well the threats of Steve Mounie and Jodel
LEON BALOGUN 7/10
Reliable as ever, Balogun combined well with William Troost-Ekong. Also make occasional forays upfront.
ZAIDU SANUSI 7/10
Took the corner-kick that led to the goal. A lively performance from the left-back.
WILFRED NDIDI 7/10
Wilfred didi shielded the defence admirably and also linked up with the attack.
JOE ARIBO 7/10
A better performance from his previous two games with the Super Eagles. Got the nod ahead of Oghenekaro Etebo and showed he merited his place in the starting line–up.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 6/10
The Villarreal winger didn’t do too much in the game. Not one of his best outings for the Super Eagles.
HENRY ONYEKURU 6/10
Started the game well but fizzled out afterwards. Had a good understanding with Zaidu Sanusi on the left.
KELECHI IHEANACHO 5/10
Toiled hard to impress the game. He was duly replaced by Paul Onuachu in the 70th minute.
VICTOR OSIMHEN 7/10
Unlucky not to score at least a goal in the game. His well struck shot hit the upright early in the second half.
PAUL ONUACHU: 8/10
Scored the only game of the game in the 93rd minute. He was named man of the match.
ANAYO IWUALA 4/10
The Enyimba winger was too eager to impress with little or nothing to show for his efforts.